FOOD CRAVING-3 (Craving for Spicy Food)

Food craving is an intense desire to consume a specific food, stronger than simply normal hunger. Usually food cravings arise to satisfy emotional needs, such as anxiety, stress, boredom and mood swings which lead to low serotonin levels.  This low serotonin levels (neuro transmitter) sends a signal to the brain to have a positive impact on food. While cravings can mean a number of things including psychological reasons, a strong craving usually indicates your body is low in a specific nutrient, vitamin or mineral which are listed below!

When you crave spicy food???      

      

There are reasons to crave for spicy foods especially red chillies or flakes on the dishes, which triggers immediate sweating which is due to lack of sulphur. Your body is not able to regulate its temperature and needs something that can do so. Capsaicin stimulates receptors that sense heat in the mouth & along the mucous membrane of the nose. The body sweats trying to respond to the heat & flush away the irritant & finally cool down with sweating.

How to curb it: Need to hydrate yourself by drinking plenty of water 3-4 litres, include fluids like lime juice, buttermilk, fruit juices, green tea in your diet.

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FOOD CRAVINGS – 2 ( Craving For Chocolate)

Food craving is an intense desire to consume a specific food, stronger than simply normal hunger. Usually food cravings arise to satisfy emotional needs, such as anxiety, stress, boredom and mood swings which lead to low serotonin levels.  This low serotonin levels (neuro transmitter) sends a signal to the brain to have a positive impact on food. While cravings can mean a number of things including psychological reasons, a strong craving usually indicates your body is low in a specific nutrient, vitamin or mineral which are listed below!

When you crave for chocolates???     

     

Chocolate cravings may be linked to low blood sugar, stress or changing hormonal levels prior to a woman’s menstrual cycle. Eating chocolate often indicates chromium & magnesium deficiency. Serotonin is the neurotransmitter that is responsible for feelings of well-being and enhanced mood. Chocolate is chosen by emotional eaters, since eating it can raise serotonin levels and help them forget about emotional or other problems, low self-esteem or mildly depressed mood.

How to curb it:

       

Replace sweets and chocolates with fruits.  Often our bodies will exhibit cravings for sweets when there is lack of protein therefore include sprouts or egg whites in your diet to increase your protein intake.

FOOD CRAVINGS- 1(Craving For Salt)

Food craving is an intense desire to consume a specific food, stronger than simply normal hunger. Usually food cravings arise to satisfy emotional needs, such as anxiety, stress, boredom and mood swings which lead to low serotonin levels.  This low serotonin levels (neuro transmitter) sends a signal to the brain to have a positive impact on food. While cravings can mean a number of things including psychological reasons, a strong craving usually indicates your body is low in a specific nutrient, vitamin or mineral.

 

When you crave salty food???                   

Salt cravings usually occur due to dehydration, mineral deficiency, electrolyte imbalance and adrenal exhaustion (caused by stress & emotions). People who eat low calcium diet crave for more salty foods because sodium in salt temporarily increases calcium levels in the blood, which tricks the body. Even lack of potassium and iron causes craving for salty snacks.

 

How to curb it: Include coconut water, soups or vegetable broths to reboot your electrolytes. Carrots, banana, radish, tomato, spinach & almonds can be consumed with your salads for potassium, sodium & calcium during cravings.

Food Labeling Study

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Given above is a method to read food labeling so you can opt for better health options. Sometimes it becomes tough for a costumer to select and buy product depending on food labeling. Go through the easy steps and become self nutritionist.

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